medication protocols | allnurses

medication protocols

  1. 0 Does anyone have a protocol for giving OTC meds
    at school? We currently have to call a parent before
    giving Tylenol, Tums, etc. How do others do this?
    Also, do you call for EVERYTHING>>>>>calamine,
    hct cream, orajel, cough drops......I know that in
    theory we are supposed to, but do you have a
    parent give an ok in advance or do you call each time?
    Please let me know....
    Also, if you have protocols or parent permissions, would
    you be willing to send me copies?
    Thanks!
  2. Visit  sarahsmommie profile page

    About sarahsmommie

    From 'dalton ga'; Joined Sep '03; Posts: 3.

    10 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  bergren profile page
    0
    This is controlled by state law and the nurse practice act in your state. I would contact your State school nurse organization http://www.nasn.org/community/affiliates.htm or your state Board of Nursing. http://www.ncsbn.org/
    In the 4 states I have been a school nurse in, you need a doctors order to give OTCs, just as you would in a hospital. We as licensed professionals need an order from an MD or NP to administer OTC, we cannot take orders for medication from parents. And they must send in the meds in the original bottle. It applies to staff members also - cannot administer OTC meds to them.


    Quote from sarahsmommie
    Does anyone have a protocol for giving OTC meds
    at school? We currently have to call a parent before
    giving Tylenol, Tums, etc. How do others do this?
    Also, do you call for EVERYTHING>>>>>calamine,
    hct cream, orajel, cough drops......I know that in
    theory we are supposed to, but do you have a
    parent give an ok in advance or do you call each time?
    Please let me know....
    Also, if you have protocols or parent permissions, would
    you be willing to send me copies?
    Thanks!
  4. Visit  sarahsmommie profile page
    0
    I understand that there must be a doctor's order, what I am
    looking for is more a standard or specific guidelines....a list of
    "20 questions".....have you eaten today....are you pregnant....
    etc
  5. Visit  genuinely profile page
    0
    Quote from sarahsmommie
    Does anyone have a protocol for giving OTC meds
    at school? We currently have to call a parent before
    giving Tylenol, Tums, etc. How do others do this?
    Also, do you call for EVERYTHING>>>>>calamine,
    hct cream, orajel, cough drops......I know that in
    theory we are supposed to, but do you have a
    parent give an ok in advance or do you call each time?
    Please let me know....
    Also, if you have protocols or parent permissions, would
    you be willing to send me copies?
    Thanks!
    When I worked as a substitute school nurse and what I can recall as a parent from when my younger children were in school,Parents signed a release at the beginning of the school year for Tylenol to be given;this was optional.
    This form is probably available in your local school district.Parents may have specified on the health form they filled out at the beginning of the school year
    whether you could give the other items without calling. Cough drops were pretty routine at a camp infirmary and I think also in schools where I worked.
  6. Visit  DDRN4me profile page
    0
    We do not give any meds without both an MD and a parent signature. I do give cough drops and otc creams like eucerin, desitin, vaseline, etc without. If i so not have permission slips signed i call parent the first time and then resend the permission slip home, usually get it completed after i have to call!
  7. Visit  presC. profile page
    0
    Quote from mgallant
    We do not give any meds without both an MD and a parent signature. I do give cough drops and otc creams like eucerin, desitin, vaseline, etc without. If i so not have permission slips signed i call parent the first time and then resend the permission slip home, usually get it completed after i have to call!
    hi mgallant, can you share the permission slip form? what's in it?
    i used to work in e.d. and this is my first time to work in school. as of now, i have no guidelines or format that i can follow. i'm making health records for the entire sch. (prep, elem. high-school and college) can you also share some format for this?
    i would really appreciate if you could help me.
    thanks.
  8. Visit  bergren profile page
    0
  9. Visit  presC. profile page
    0
    Quote from bergren

    thanks martha. will visit these helpful sites now.
  10. Visit  DDRN4me profile page
    0
    sorry this took so long to replt, presC..i will be happy to send you a copy..i am on vacation from school this week, s o will send it when i get back to my office so i can bring one home to scan. Mary. I do keep a folder for each student , according to program, with all signed permissions as well as a nurses note , in which i document all interactions..you never know when that will come in handy! Marry

    Quote from presC.
    hi mgallant, can you share the permission slip form? what's in it?
    i used to work in e.d. and this is my first time to work in school. as of now, i have no guidelines or format that i can follow. i'm making health records for the entire sch. (prep, elem. high-school and college) can you also share some format for this?
    i would really appreciate if you could help me.
    thanks.
  11. Visit  schoolrn profile page
    0
    Quote from sarahsmommie
    I understand that there must be a doctor's order, what I am
    looking for is more a standard or specific guidelines....a list of
    "20 questions".....have you eaten today....are you pregnant....
    etc
    We have standing orders from a local doc. If you still do not have anything, get me your mailing address and I can send you a copy of ours. We still have permission forms from parents and we notify them of anything we deem pertinent, but having a doctor's protocol sure helps.
    schoolrn
  12. Visit  presC. profile page
    0
    Quote from mgallant
    sorry this took so long to replt, presC..i will be happy to send you a copy..i am on vacation from school this week, s o will send it when i get back to my office so i can bring one home to scan. Mary. I do keep a folder for each student , according to program, with all signed permissions as well as a nurses note , in which i document all interactions..you never know when that will come in handy! Marry

    thanks mgallant. and i appreciate your kindness/help.


Visit Our Sponsors
Top
close
close